Definitely stay tuned to 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords magazine, because we're about to bring you a really cool rundown of significant changes we're making to Project T-top Coupe's drivetrain.
If you're familiar with our rare 'Stang's previous engine combination, you'll notice right away that there's "something different" about the pistons that you see in this photo.
Not sure what that difference is? Head on over the jump and I'll tell 'ya...
I'd like to think that you all read the magazine (and this Web site) religiously, and are up to speed on the key components that A.R.E. Performance & Machine (Simi Valley, California) has loaded into the supercharged small-block Ford that powers our 1986 T-top notchback.
With boost from a Paxton Novi 2000, the selection of internals has made more than 850 rear-wheel horsepower (866, to be exact), and 727 lb-ft of gut-turning torque, and that all has come without the benefit of an intercooler.
Obviously, pistons are essential to power production. We had one type of piston in the engine, but now we're going with dramatically different slugs. This question is for the "engine expert" in all of you. What's the difference between the originals and these pistons? And, what makes 'em better for our engine upgrade--and goal of making one-THOUSAND horses at the feet?
I'm even giving up a hint for some of you serious engine heads, and a head-start on having info for ordering a similar set of custom forgings for your blown bullet.
No prizes. Just trying to see whose mind is working on a Monday!